Watford in 'final negotiations' with Udinese's Odion Ighalo according to the striker

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First published in Sport Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy Group Sports Editor

Udinese striker Odion Ighalo says he is in the “final negotiations” over a move to Watford.

Ighalo, who has spent most of the last five seasons on loan at fellow Pozzo club Granada, is a player who has interested the Hornets since the family’s takeover two years ago.

And he told Sky Sports: “I am in talks with Watford and I believe we are in final negotiations.”

He continued: "I am hopeful that those talks will go well and that the move will be finalised very soon.

"It has always been my dream to play in England and I am looking forward to playing for Watford.

"The Watford fans may not know a lot about me, but I promise to give my all and help them achieve their goal of getting back to the Premier League."

Ighalo is a powerful striker who does not possess an impressive strike rate but is a fans’ favourite at Granada, after helping the club secure back-to-back promotions to La Liga and remain in the Spanish top flight for three seasons.

The striker started his career at Prime and then Julius Berger in his native Nigeria before joining Lyn in Norway in 2007 at the age of 18.

His nine goals in 20 games during his first year in Norway persuaded Udinese to sign the striker.

The 25-year-old made one start and four substitute appearances for the Italian club before his affinity with Granada began the following season.

Ighalo netted 17 goals as Granada secured promotion back to the Spanish second division for the first time in 22 years via the play-offs.

He started the 2010/11 campaign on loan at Serie A side Cesena but was unable to secure regular football and after four appearances was loaned back to Granada.

Ighalo only scored five goals in 25 outings for Granada that season but one of those was a fine solo effort in the play-off final which secured promotion to La Liga.

Six goals in 30 outings followed during both of the next two campaigns and he scored four in 18 appearances last season.

Ighalo is 6ft 2in and strong in the air, as well as being considered a decent finisher.

 

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11:46am Fri 25 Jul 14

AMP4WFC says...

Replacement for Troy ? .... Sure thing.
Replacement for Troy ? .... Sure thing. AMP4WFC
  • Score: -1

11:49am Fri 25 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Good addition to the squad but most goals were scored in the 2nd and 3rd levels in Spain. I would prefer to see Ranegie get his chance first and I'm sure its with this scenario in mind that he was brought in last Jan.
Good addition to the squad but most goals were scored in the 2nd and 3rd levels in Spain. I would prefer to see Ranegie get his chance first and I'm sure its with this scenario in mind that he was brought in last Jan. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 8

11:49am Fri 25 Jul 14

McClelland the Legend says...

Hopefully will prove a decent signing. Good to have a player who wants to play for us! COYH.
Welcome to the home of the Golden Boys Odion.
Hopefully will prove a decent signing. Good to have a player who wants to play for us! COYH. Welcome to the home of the Golden Boys Odion. McClelland the Legend
  • Score: 8

11:54am Fri 25 Jul 14

Wooter bout that! says...

But… Is he match fit? Does he like playing out of position on the wing?
But… Is he match fit? Does he like playing out of position on the wing? Wooter bout that!
  • Score: -25

11:55am Fri 25 Jul 14

Jon_mk says...

I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney.

I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game.

We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.
I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney. I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game. We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule. Jon_mk
  • Score: 14

12:12pm Fri 25 Jul 14

RobboBTC says...

Having Vydra, Ranegie, Forestierri and Ighalo as our strikers, with goals coming from the midfield players such as Abdi and Mcgugan in particular I am sure we will score enough goals to get promoted, especially if we tighten up at the back. I went and watched Granada play last season and Ighalo was very useful.
Having Vydra, Ranegie, Forestierri and Ighalo as our strikers, with goals coming from the midfield players such as Abdi and Mcgugan in particular I am sure we will score enough goals to get promoted, especially if we tighten up at the back. I went and watched Granada play last season and Ighalo was very useful. RobboBTC
  • Score: 22

12:27pm Fri 25 Jul 14

goldanboy says...

With a lot strikers its about just finding the right 'fit'. We might be the right side to supply him with crosses or through balls. Tall and strong could make him fit into the Championship. We have a very attacking midfield to give him support, so let's hope he's found the right club. Talk of having to replace Troy with a prolific decent goalscorer surely means spending £10m.
With a lot strikers its about just finding the right 'fit'. We might be the right side to supply him with crosses or through balls. Tall and strong could make him fit into the Championship. We have a very attacking midfield to give him support, so let's hope he's found the right club. Talk of having to replace Troy with a prolific decent goalscorer surely means spending £10m. goldanboy
  • Score: 12

12:32pm Fri 25 Jul 14

AMP4WFC says...

Jon_mk wrote:
I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney.

I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game.

We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.
Spot on. Both as a striker and a leader off the pitch we will struggle to find a replacement like Troy. I sincerely hope we will keep him but it seems that we are not.
[quote][p][bold]Jon_mk[/bold] wrote: I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney. I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game. We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Both as a striker and a leader off the pitch we will struggle to find a replacement like Troy. I sincerely hope we will keep him but it seems that we are not. AMP4WFC
  • Score: -4

12:41pm Fri 25 Jul 14

SuperHorns says...

Jon_mk wrote:
I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney. I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game. We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.
One player doesnt make the team, and alone as demonstrated last year, depite all of Troy Deeneys goals, Watford did not gain promotion.
By simply holding onto one player will not change how serious we are for promotion or not. There is so much more to it than that.
Watford FC is a business and to get an offer which could exceed 8.5Million, would be extremely daft to not accept it for sustanability, its a risk. He could not move and do a George Throne and then what?
However I do agree about the homegrown quota struggling to contend with, does that mean it will limit our setup in the middle or the back? If we are bringing in another foriegn forward?
[quote][p][bold]Jon_mk[/bold] wrote: I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney. I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game. We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.[/p][/quote]One player doesnt make the team, and alone as demonstrated last year, depite all of Troy Deeneys goals, Watford did not gain promotion. By simply holding onto one player will not change how serious we are for promotion or not. There is so much more to it than that. Watford FC is a business and to get an offer which could exceed 8.5Million, would be extremely daft to not accept it for sustanability, its a risk. He could not move and do a George Throne and then what? However I do agree about the homegrown quota struggling to contend with, does that mean it will limit our setup in the middle or the back? If we are bringing in another foriegn forward? SuperHorns
  • Score: 15

12:45pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Harry's Bar says...

McClelland the Legend wrote:
Hopefully will prove a decent signing. Good to have a player who wants to play for us! COYH.
Welcome to the home of the Golden Boys Odion.
Aren't you jumping the gun a bit.
[quote][p][bold]McClelland the Legend[/bold] wrote: Hopefully will prove a decent signing. Good to have a player who wants to play for us! COYH. Welcome to the home of the Golden Boys Odion.[/p][/quote]Aren't you jumping the gun a bit. Harry's Bar
  • Score: -1

12:47pm Fri 25 Jul 14

paulvernon says...

Jon_mk wrote:
I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney.

I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game.

We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.
Erm - because proven 15-20 goal a season strikers with experience of the English game cost £10 million or so...

We're never going to be able to replace Deeney like-for-like otherwise we wouldn't sell him so we have to think a little bit creatively to fill that gap.

This guy looks like he'd have a chance but with any of our foreign recruits he is unproven. Time will tell but regardless I think we have a squad with the potential to challenge this year - it just all has to come together.
[quote][p][bold]Jon_mk[/bold] wrote: I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney. I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game. We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.[/p][/quote]Erm - because proven 15-20 goal a season strikers with experience of the English game cost £10 million or so... We're never going to be able to replace Deeney like-for-like otherwise we wouldn't sell him so we have to think a little bit creatively to fill that gap. This guy looks like he'd have a chance but with any of our foreign recruits he is unproven. Time will tell but regardless I think we have a squad with the potential to challenge this year - it just all has to come together. paulvernon
  • Score: 16

12:59pm Fri 25 Jul 14

lockerbiehornet says...

Jon_mk wrote:
I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney.

I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game.

We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.
Who said anything about him being a replacement for Troy? Who incidentally is still at the club, and even if he were to leave I think we've already got his replacement in Matty, a different player altogether but one that will get 20+ goals in the C'ship, no need to go out and spend when you've got a ready made replacement for free! This is I suspect, how the Pozzo's will be viewing this as well
[quote][p][bold]Jon_mk[/bold] wrote: I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney. I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game. We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.[/p][/quote]Who said anything about him being a replacement for Troy? Who incidentally is still at the club, and even if he were to leave I think we've already got his replacement in Matty, a different player altogether but one that will get 20+ goals in the C'ship, no need to go out and spend when you've got a ready made replacement for free! This is I suspect, how the Pozzo's will be viewing this as well lockerbiehornet
  • Score: 13

1:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Harrydownunder says...

RobboBTC wrote:
Having Vydra, Ranegie, Forestierri and Ighalo as our strikers, with goals coming from the midfield players such as Abdi and Mcgugan in particular I am sure we will score enough goals to get promoted, especially if we tighten up at the back. I went and watched Granada play last season and Ighalo was very useful.
You forgot Deeney!
[quote][p][bold]RobboBTC[/bold] wrote: Having Vydra, Ranegie, Forestierri and Ighalo as our strikers, with goals coming from the midfield players such as Abdi and Mcgugan in particular I am sure we will score enough goals to get promoted, especially if we tighten up at the back. I went and watched Granada play last season and Ighalo was very useful.[/p][/quote]You forgot Deeney! Harrydownunder
  • Score: 0

1:08pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mkhornet says...

Just watched this Youtube video http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=ZO4he1_n2
6I He looks really useful!
Just watched this Youtube video http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=ZO4he1_n2 6I He looks really useful! mkhornet
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Fri 25 Jul 14

StotfoldHornet says...

With or without Troys 25 goals.... the most important thing is to not conceed as many goals/late goals as we have done over the last 2 seasons.... if we get that right, no matter who the replacement is, they shouldnt need to score 25 goals a season.... lets take the pressure off the strikers for once..... clean sheets this year please lads

PS...... so excited for the season to start!!
With or without Troys 25 goals.... the most important thing is to not conceed as many goals/late goals as we have done over the last 2 seasons.... if we get that right, no matter who the replacement is, they shouldnt need to score 25 goals a season.... lets take the pressure off the strikers for once..... clean sheets this year please lads PS...... so excited for the season to start!! StotfoldHornet
  • Score: 25

1:37pm Fri 25 Jul 14

LoveKeithDublin says...

mkhornet wrote:
Just watched this Youtube video http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=ZO4he1_n2

6I He looks really useful!
You're right MKhornet, he does look an exciting player - anyone writing this guy off as the new Leo Beleck should watch this video first.
[quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: Just watched this Youtube video http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=ZO4he1_n2 6I He looks really useful![/p][/quote]You're right MKhornet, he does look an exciting player - anyone writing this guy off as the new Leo Beleck should watch this video first. LoveKeithDublin
  • Score: 5

2:07pm Fri 25 Jul 14

GarstonHorn says...

Had a look on you tube and he seems very suited to the championship. Powerful quick and can finish with both feet. Some people love whinging on here
Had a look on you tube and he seems very suited to the championship. Powerful quick and can finish with both feet. Some people love whinging on here GarstonHorn
  • Score: 9

2:11pm Fri 25 Jul 14

rowlingstone says...

Jon_mk wrote:
I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney.

I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game.

We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.
Jon_mk; this signing will not be a direct replacement of Troy Deeney, Mathias Ranegie is the obvious choice to fill this void. Odion Ighalo will take time to gel, we need to remember that we also have two fantastic youth strikers in the form of Ikpeazu and Mensah where we need to create opportunities for them in the first team. Given this exposure, you never know we may have a hidden gem or two. Therefore if we sell Deeney for the quote 10 million, we are still in a very strong position regardless as to whether we sign anyone or not.
[quote][p][bold]Jon_mk[/bold] wrote: I hate to be a naysayer, but how can this guy, who is seems is a 10 goal a season man at best be a replacement for our 25 goal a season talisman in Troy Deeney. I understand that if Troy really wants to go and have a crack in the Premiership we should respect that, and will wish him all the best, but if we are serious about promotion we need a proven 15-20 goal a season striker with experience of the English game. We also lose another home grown player in Troy and replace him with a foreign player, I'm not sure how at this rate we are going to cope with the home grown players rule.[/p][/quote]Jon_mk; this signing will not be a direct replacement of Troy Deeney, Mathias Ranegie is the obvious choice to fill this void. Odion Ighalo will take time to gel, we need to remember that we also have two fantastic youth strikers in the form of Ikpeazu and Mensah where we need to create opportunities for them in the first team. Given this exposure, you never know we may have a hidden gem or two. Therefore if we sell Deeney for the quote 10 million, we are still in a very strong position regardless as to whether we sign anyone or not. rowlingstone
  • Score: 8

2:27pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

LoveKeithDublin wrote:
mkhornet wrote:
Just watched this Youtube video http://www.youtube.c


om/watch?v=ZO4he1_n2


6I He looks really useful!
You're right MKhornet, he does look an exciting player - anyone writing this guy off as the new Leo Beleck should watch this video first.
Beleck's video was as good or better ! If the video was fully representative why hasn't he been a first team regular and scored more goals. I'm sure he'll be a good squad player but for me Ranegie is the man to play alongside MV with this guy on the bench to start with.
[quote][p][bold]LoveKeithDublin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mkhornet[/bold] wrote: Just watched this Youtube video http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=ZO4he1_n2 6I He looks really useful![/p][/quote]You're right MKhornet, he does look an exciting player - anyone writing this guy off as the new Leo Beleck should watch this video first.[/p][/quote]Beleck's video was as good or better ! If the video was fully representative why hasn't he been a first team regular and scored more goals. I'm sure he'll be a good squad player but for me Ranegie is the man to play alongside MV with this guy on the bench to start with. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 7

3:11pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Andrew1963 says...

I think he will be used as an impact sub. Coming on for last 20 minutes to rough up a tiring opposition and creating space for others to score.
I think he will be used as an impact sub. Coming on for last 20 minutes to rough up a tiring opposition and creating space for others to score. Andrew1963
  • Score: 5

4:26pm Fri 25 Jul 14

GarstonHorn says...

Look at burnley after they sold Charlie Austin
Look at burnley after they sold Charlie Austin GarstonHorn
  • Score: 10

4:37pm Fri 25 Jul 14

this is doyley!!! says...

Vydra didn't score till he joined Watford.
Vydra didn't score till he joined Watford. this is doyley!!!
  • Score: 15

7:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Retlas says...

Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job!

He may or may not be good for us, who knows?

Give him a chance?
Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance? Retlas
  • Score: 7

9:02pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ralear49 says...

Retlas wrote:
Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?
Speaking of which - I was going to say that, when I was a kid, my heroes had names like Bobby Bell, Freddy Bunce and Bill Shipwright. Sammy Chung was as exotic as it got. Then Barry Endean, Keith Eddy, and Colin Franks came later.
Nothing discriminatory in that thought, it's just that the thought of Odion Ighalo made me smile!
[quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?[/p][/quote]Speaking of which - I was going to say that, when I was a kid, my heroes had names like Bobby Bell, Freddy Bunce and Bill Shipwright. Sammy Chung was as exotic as it got. Then Barry Endean, Keith Eddy, and Colin Franks came later. Nothing discriminatory in that thought, it's just that the thought of Odion Ighalo made me smile! ralear49
  • Score: 3

10:27pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ralear49 says...

Retlas wrote:
Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?
I LOVED Charlie Livesey when I was a young lad, he made such beautiful runs on goal. And, to be accurate, he scored goals before he joined WFC, including for Chelsea. Just want the great man's legacy to be remembered. Colour me pedantic.
[quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?[/p][/quote]I LOVED Charlie Livesey when I was a young lad, he made such beautiful runs on goal. And, to be accurate, he scored goals before he joined WFC, including for Chelsea. Just want the great man's legacy to be remembered. Colour me pedantic. ralear49
  • Score: 2

1:22am Sat 26 Jul 14

keith5190 says...

ralear49 wrote:
Retlas wrote:
Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?
Speaking of which - I was going to say that, when I was a kid, my heroes had names like Bobby Bell, Freddy Bunce and Bill Shipwright. Sammy Chung was as exotic as it got. Then Barry Endean, Keith Eddy, and Colin Franks came later.
Nothing discriminatory in that thought, it's just that the thought of Odion Ighalo made me smile!
huh! newcomer lol i was ballboy, played in goal for my school, Cliff Holton sent a shot in 18" wide of the goal, once they picked me up off the dog track and St Johns gave me first aid I got back to my feet, just about :-)
[quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?[/p][/quote]Speaking of which - I was going to say that, when I was a kid, my heroes had names like Bobby Bell, Freddy Bunce and Bill Shipwright. Sammy Chung was as exotic as it got. Then Barry Endean, Keith Eddy, and Colin Franks came later. Nothing discriminatory in that thought, it's just that the thought of Odion Ighalo made me smile![/p][/quote]huh! newcomer lol i was ballboy, played in goal for my school, Cliff Holton sent a shot in 18" wide of the goal, once they picked me up off the dog track and St Johns gave me first aid I got back to my feet, just about :-) keith5190
  • Score: 1

1:24am Sat 26 Jul 14

keith5190 says...

keith5190 wrote:
ralear49 wrote:
Retlas wrote:
Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?
Speaking of which - I was going to say that, when I was a kid, my heroes had names like Bobby Bell, Freddy Bunce and Bill Shipwright. Sammy Chung was as exotic as it got. Then Barry Endean, Keith Eddy, and Colin Franks came later.
Nothing discriminatory in that thought, it's just that the thought of Odion Ighalo made me smile!
huh! newcomer lol i was ballboy, played in goal for my school, Cliff Holton sent a shot in 18" wide of the goal, once they picked me up off the dog track and St Johns gave me first aid I got back to my feet, just about :-)
What of Taffy Davies, Harry Oliver, Geoff Morton and Jimmy Bowie, now I am really dated :-)
[quote][p][bold]keith5190[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ralear49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Retlas[/bold] wrote: Charlie Livesey, Barry Dyson, Barry Endean and more, that i'm sure others will remember, were not prolific before joining but all did a job! He may or may not be good for us, who knows? Give him a chance?[/p][/quote]Speaking of which - I was going to say that, when I was a kid, my heroes had names like Bobby Bell, Freddy Bunce and Bill Shipwright. Sammy Chung was as exotic as it got. Then Barry Endean, Keith Eddy, and Colin Franks came later. Nothing discriminatory in that thought, it's just that the thought of Odion Ighalo made me smile![/p][/quote]huh! newcomer lol i was ballboy, played in goal for my school, Cliff Holton sent a shot in 18" wide of the goal, once they picked me up off the dog track and St Johns gave me first aid I got back to my feet, just about :-)[/p][/quote]What of Taffy Davies, Harry Oliver, Geoff Morton and Jimmy Bowie, now I am really dated :-) keith5190
  • Score: 1

6:31am Sat 26 Jul 14

lutondown says...

This is like the Darby and jones club...
I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who
Waved his flag I'm front of my car.
This is like the Darby and jones club... I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who Waved his flag I'm front of my car. lutondown
  • Score: -4

9:50am Sat 26 Jul 14

bristol hornet says...

lutondown wrote:
This is like the Darby and jones club...
I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who
Waved his flag I'm front of my car.
Get back to the salon you miserable old baldy, and have another gin and tonic with your other fat mate Buckler!
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: This is like the Darby and jones club... I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who Waved his flag I'm front of my car.[/p][/quote]Get back to the salon you miserable old baldy, and have another gin and tonic with your other fat mate Buckler! bristol hornet
  • Score: -2

10:30am Sat 26 Jul 14

londomollari says...

lutondown wrote:
This is like the Darby and jones club...
I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who
Waved his flag I'm front of my car.
Ah! Happy days! I still have my top hat and flag.
Personally, I think Skilly Williams was as good as Coton---but perhaps my memory is playing me up.
[quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: This is like the Darby and jones club... I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who Waved his flag I'm front of my car.[/p][/quote]Ah! Happy days! I still have my top hat and flag. Personally, I think Skilly Williams was as good as Coton---but perhaps my memory is playing me up. londomollari
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12:14pm Sat 26 Jul 14

soulfulhornet says...

Sometimes the big striker upfront is not there to be be prolific....more to assist others, although I agree he needs to contribute. Ross Jenkins was hardly banging them in 1 in 2 at the beginning (and was rubbish at Palace) and George Reilly's contribution was as much about creating chances and space for Mo Johnston. He was terrible at times for Cambridge United - my then local club by proximity - and for us in the early autumn of 1983. Both are now legends.

There is more than one way to add to the team. Emile Heskey is an example of this in the modern game.
Sometimes the big striker upfront is not there to be be prolific....more to assist others, although I agree he needs to contribute. Ross Jenkins was hardly banging them in 1 in 2 at the beginning (and was rubbish at Palace) and George Reilly's contribution was as much about creating chances and space for Mo Johnston. He was terrible at times for Cambridge United - my then local club by proximity - and for us in the early autumn of 1983. Both are now legends. There is more than one way to add to the team. Emile Heskey is an example of this in the modern game. soulfulhornet
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1:07pm Sat 26 Jul 14

lutondown says...

bristol hornet wrote:
lutondown wrote:
This is like the Darby and jones club...
I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who
Waved his flag I'm front of my car.
Get back to the salon you miserable old baldy, and have another gin and tonic with your other fat mate Buckler!
Hello I lovbas! Still have that brave anon way about you I see.
Anyway your name should be bristols... For you really epitomise mammary glands
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: This is like the Darby and jones club... I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who Waved his flag I'm front of my car.[/p][/quote]Get back to the salon you miserable old baldy, and have another gin and tonic with your other fat mate Buckler![/p][/quote]Hello I lovbas! Still have that brave anon way about you I see. Anyway your name should be bristols... For you really epitomise mammary glands lutondown
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1:08pm Sat 26 Jul 14

lutondown says...

londomollari wrote:
lutondown wrote:
This is like the Darby and jones club...
I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who
Waved his flag I'm front of my car.
Ah! Happy days! I still have my top hat and flag.
Personally, I think Skilly Williams was as good as Coton---but perhaps my memory is playing me up.
Ha ha! Fair play... I go back to Mickey Walker so I nearly qualify!
[quote][p][bold]londomollari[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lutondown[/bold] wrote: This is like the Darby and jones club... I still pine for Edward the 7 th and the man who Waved his flag I'm front of my car.[/p][/quote]Ah! Happy days! I still have my top hat and flag. Personally, I think Skilly Williams was as good as Coton---but perhaps my memory is playing me up.[/p][/quote]Ha ha! Fair play... I go back to Mickey Walker so I nearly qualify! lutondown
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11:25pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Dunderdale Pinner says...

Skilly Williams drove the buses from Lower High Street garage during and after the war. His son Reg was good before he went to Chelsea. Also do not forget big Len Dunderdale
Skilly Williams drove the buses from Lower High Street garage during and after the war. His son Reg was good before he went to Chelsea. Also do not forget big Len Dunderdale Dunderdale Pinner
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8:57am Sun 27 Jul 14

corbindallas says...

this is doyley!!! wrote:
Vydra didn't score till he joined Watford.
I was going to mention this then saw your post, Vydras goal record was nothing special either till he joined us and it is all about team work and partnerships, Vydra found a host of feeders for his style of football and the rest is history gone and to be made. See Sky are running a banner that QPR and Leicester have put improved bids in for Deeney, if it's true then surely Leicester will meet the valuation after there previous 8.5m bid, hopefully Sky are just making it up, but I fear he is definatley going as he is worth the price and risk for clubs in the Prem.
[quote][p][bold]this is doyley!!![/bold] wrote: Vydra didn't score till he joined Watford.[/p][/quote]I was going to mention this then saw your post, Vydras goal record was nothing special either till he joined us and it is all about team work and partnerships, Vydra found a host of feeders for his style of football and the rest is history gone and to be made. See Sky are running a banner that QPR and Leicester have put improved bids in for Deeney, if it's true then surely Leicester will meet the valuation after there previous 8.5m bid, hopefully Sky are just making it up, but I fear he is definatley going as he is worth the price and risk for clubs in the Prem. corbindallas
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